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39-41 Church Street, Oswestry,
SY11 2SZ


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Oswestry Solicitors

With an office in Oswestry and others across Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as meeting rooms in Conwy, North Wales, Lanyon Bowdler is a full service team of lawyers, which means that whatever aspect of the law you need advice on we have the expertise to help. 

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Oswestry is an ancient market town in north Shropshire, located in The Marches near to the Welsh border with a population of around 17,400.

Business Demographics

Oswestry has a fantastic range of employment opportunities with 946 businesses having registered offices here and 6,300 people working in the town. 

The three most significant sectors in Oswestry are retail, education and manufacturing, which together account for 41.7% of all employment here. The town’s market, which can be traced back to 1190, and the nearby shopping centre serve both northwest Shropshire and mid-Wales with the largest businesses here being the supermarket giants Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons. Eight out of 10 companies based here, however, are private businesses employing fewer than five people.

Although the education sector is one of the largest in Oswestry, there is a trend towards fewer jobs in the public sector while private sector employment is on the increase. 

Culture and Social Scene

Oswestry, like surrounding areas, has a vibrant programme of events that run throughout the year to keep local people and visitors entertained. 

The Oswestry Food and Drink Festival is one of the town’s most popular events showcasing the delights that Oswestry and the Borders have to offer. For two days every July, the finest local produce is on offer throughout the town’s streets at market stalls and cafes, along with locally brewed ales and ciders to be found at the Cambrian Heritage Railways’ Beer Festival.

Guided tours of Oswestry run regularly and there are plenty of museums and art galleries to visit including the Oswestry Town Museum, the Willow Gallery, the Qube and the Cambrian Railway Museum, which also operates train rides and driver experiences as well as special events for occasions such as  Easter and Christmas.

The Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre have a display of Wilfred Owen’s letters written during the First World War and is the starting point for the Wilfred Owen trail through the town. The esteemed war poet is arguably Oswestry’s most famous resident having been born here and to commemorate the centenary of his death in November 2018, there will be a festival dedicated to his work and a statue of him unveiled in the Cae Glas Park. 

Oswestry is also the site for the 3,000-year-old settlement, Old Oswestry Hill Fort. It is one of the best-preserved hill forts in Britain and is considered to have been built and occupied during the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43), remaining in use for almost 1,000 years.

In addition to its magnificent history, Oswestry also brings a diverse shopping experience for those who like to browse what’s on offer in the town. It is served by both indoor and outdoor markets as well as bookshops, farm shops and independents in and amongst high street names. Oswestry is also famed for its café culture with plenty of coffee shops offering a rest stop and a bite to eat. 

Legal Services and Cases 

Planning and property disputes have been prevalent in and around Oswestry in recent times. Plans to build on land near to Old Oswestry Hill Fort caused tension on both sides of the argument and had a high profile in the area because of significant amounts of interest among local people. 

Issues surrounding land and commercial property are always common in areas with an agricultural landscape and our specialist lawyers, many of whom have been directly involved in the agricultural industry, are able to assist farmers and growers with extensive legal support, including advice in relation to environmental or regulatory matters.

Why Choose Lanyon Bowdler?

With more than thirty years of experience providing a legal service across Shropshire and beyond, we are highly regarded throughout the industry with a formidable reputation and a track record for achieving the very best results.

We understand the landscape and demographic of Oswestry and the surrounding areas extremely well and as such understand the unique challenges that can effect individuals and businesses here, particularly those based in more rural areas.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming approach, which immediately puts our clients at ease. The role we have as part of the community is also extremely important to us and we regularly organise training events and seminars and work closely with local charities on various fundraising activities. We are recommended by the 2019 of The Legal 500 and the 2019 edition of Chambers UK. 

With additional offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, and Telford, together with the meeting rooms in Conwy, North Wales,we are ideally situated to meet the needs of the surrounding towns, villages and rural communities including the neighbouring counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Powys, and Mid and North Wales.

Client Testimonials

I was competely satisfied with all aspects of the service.

- Mr S Taylor, Telford

Everything was first class

- Miss Evans, Oswestry

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

Dealing with one person when possible. Clear, simple advice.

- Mrs S A Flynn, London

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

Client Quotes

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Ease of contact, understanding of business context. An excellent and pragmatic approach to a relatively complex business transfer.

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Ed provided utmost confidence throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford


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